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Track Meet Saturday

Wolverines Are Heavy Favorites
To Retain Indoor Cinder Crown


Six of 12 Individual
Titles Within Grasp
Of Wolverine Stars

Defends '440 Title

Track Coach Ken Doherty yester-
day announced the personnel of the
Michigan cinder squad which will
invade the Chicago Field House Sat-
urday to defend its Western Confer-
ence indoor track title.
The hopes of a Wolverine victory
rest on the collective shoulders of 31
men, all of whom have been corisist-
ent point collectors in the three dual
meets so far this season.
The mile run will find the famed
"dead heat" Hume twins in the fa-
vored role to cop the even, either by
finishing in a tie or running one-two.
Ross Hume is the defending cham-
pion at this distance, but brother Bob
has turned in the best time of the
current campaign, with a sparkling
4':15.9 performance in the recent
NAAU meet at New York. Dick Bar-
nard, who has also shown well, is the
third Michigan entrant and is ex-
pected to place.
Enter Four in '60'
Four men, Bruce Blanchard, Bob
Nussbaumer, Jack Martin, and Julian
Witherspoon, will bear the colors of
the Maize and Blue in the 60-yard
dash. In spite of the large number of
entries, Michigan will probably have
to give way to Illinois' sensational
freshman, Claude Young, in this
race. Young, who is expected to
dominate the individual spotlight by
winning three events, has tied the
record of :06.1 at this distance on


three different occasions and is fa-
vored to win handily. Young will be
pressed by the Wolverine entrants,
however, who are expected to grab a
couple of places.
The high hurdles seem to be in the
Michigan bag with burly Elmer
Swanson rating an edge over Bob
Hinkle of Illinois, his chief competi-
tion. Swanson defeated the Illini ace

Notre Dame's '44 Grid H opes
Run High as New Frosh Register

SOUTH BEND, Ind., March 8.-
(A)-Notre Dame's 1944 football team
began taking shape today as 14 out-
standing high school players-six
from New York City, seven from Chi-
cago and one from Gary, Ind.-com-
pleted freshman registration and
$ .40 per 15-word insertion for
one or two days. (In-
crease of 10c for each
additional 5 words.)
$1.00 per 15-word insertion for
three or more days. (In-
crease of 25c for each
additional 5 words.)
Contract Rates on Request
ONE WHITE Angora glove at Al-
lenel or V-Ball. Not as happy now
as in 1941 without it. Call Daisy,
LOST-Pair of glasses in black case
Tuesday. Please return to Laura
Palley. 820 Hill. Reward.
FOUND-Plain gold ring found in
Sports Building. Insription in-
side. Inquire at Daily.
LOST during exam week-A small
brown leather change purse with
initials P.T.A. Please return at
least the keys. Call Pat 25631.
LOST-black and crystal bracelet.
Lost at V-Ball. Reward. Call
3009, Stockwell.
WHOEVER found a silver mesh bag
at V-Ba containing key, please
return it. Call 22539.
BARNUM did it once, Michibomber
does it again. Saturday, 8:30-12
p.m., Barbour-Waterman Gymna-
DISH WASHER to work for board.
Apply 700 South Stateror call
house manager, 23297.
SALES GIRL Part time. Apply
Kessel's Campus Shop.
PART-TIME and full-time help-
both men and women needed in
nursing and diatetics departments
at the University Hospital. Apply
at Personnel Office.
WANTED-Boy to help another in a
small League house. Meals and
pay. Telephone 4701.

awaited the call for spring practices.
Assistant Coach Ed McKeever, who
will be in charge of drills while Head
Coach Frank Leahy goes on a three
months USO overseas tour, said to-
day 'he' had asked permission of
Notre Dame's Navy Commandant to
open practices next week.
"The new freshmen's high school
records look pretty good," said Mc-
Keever, "but we won't be able to tell
much about them until we start our
New Yorkers will provide some
much-needed line talent. From All-
Hallows High School came three 190-
pound tackles-Joe Fitzsimmons, Ed
Musco and Joe Gerrity-and from
Mount St. Michaels came two ends-
Bill O'Connor and Don Gegley. An-
other product of St. Michaels, winner
of the New York Catholic Champion-
ship last season, is halfback Frank
Three Chicagoans, backs Neil Dau-
phine and Don Murphy, and end Bob
Walsh, were members of Leo. High
School's city champions in 1941-1942
-teammates of Bob Kelly, an out-
standing freshman back for Notre
Dame last fall and one. of the veter-
ans returning for spring practices.
Other Chicago boys are Don Lesh-
er, All-City and All-State fullback;
Tom Neswold, a star quarterback,
and two more backs, Burt Schmidt
and Don Doody,
Reds Sio-an
NEW YORK, March 8.-(OP)--The
first impression on learning the Cin-
cinnati Reds have a priority on 15-
year-old Joe Nuxhall-for June de-
livery is that the club is going in for
baseball quiz kids, precocious lads
who know all the answers, but Lee
Allen, Red publicity man, assures us
the signing of Nuxhall was no publi-
city stunt.
In fact, the man-power situation
had nothing to do with it, Allen in-
sists. The boy would have had his
chance, war or no war, and the Reds
just happened to beat a couple of
other major league clubs to the
"To our knowledge Nuxhall is the
youngest player ever signed to a ma-
jor league contract," Allen says.
"Waite Hoyt was 16 when he left Er-
asmus high school to sit on the Giant
bench back in 1916, and Mel Ott was
the same age when he reported to
John McGraw a decade later."
Trout Faces Induction
EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 8.-(1P)'
-Pitcher Paul Trout, a20-game win-
ner last season, was among the early
birds at Detroit Tiger spring training
today, but he didn't stay long. Trout
found orders to report Friday for his
Selective Service physical examina-
tion and left at once for Detroit.
We feel proud to have served the

by two yards in their recent meeting
in a dual meet. Sheldon Kavieff and
Bob Caspari are the other Wolverine
Ufer Favored -
Michigan's Bob Ufer is expected to
have things pretty much his own way
in his specialty, the 440-yard dash.
"Bullet Bob" holds the present Am-
erican indoor record of :48.1 at this
distance, and while he may not bet-
ter this mark, is almost certain to
come down in front.
Bob Kelley of Illinois, who last
year defeated Ufer for the outdoor
crown, will be his chief rival, but the
Wolverine ace is favored to withstand
the challenge. Last week he defeated
Kelley in comparatively slow time.
Doherty has also entered Willie Glas,
Fred Negus, and Jim Pierce in the
event, and at least one of this trio
should pick up some points.
Relay Team Challenged
This quartet of quarter-milers will
also comprise the mile relay team,
which must fight off a serious threat
from the Illinois team in order to
rack up the event on the Michigan
side of the ledger. With Ufer as an
anchor, the Wolverines rate an edge,
but the race may easily be the high-
light of the evening's program.
The Hume twins and Fred Stoliker
are Doherty's choices in the two-mile
run, an event which Bob Hume is ex-
pected to win with ease. A victory
here, coupled with a triumph in the
mile, would enable him to bring home
a pair of individual titles. This would
be quite a feat. considering that both
events are grueling distance runs.
Half-Mile To Be Close
The 880 promises to be one of the
closest races on the program with
Ross Hume battling it out with Kel-
ley in the stretch. Last Saturday,
Ross nosed out his rival by less than
a foot in the fine time of 1:59.6.
Bill Dale and Elroy Hirsch will
compete for the Wolverines in the
high jump, and while neither is ex-
pected to win, both are definite
threats as point-gatherers. Only one
man, Hirsch, is entered in the broad
jump. "The Ghost" reported for
track only two weeks ago, but has
come along rapidly and threatens
Young's favorite role.
The shot put will see Maize and
Blue performers in action. George
Kraeger placed second in the Con-
ference meet last spring and may
better his record Saturday. Phil Col-
lia will also compete for the title-
bound Wolverines.
In the pole vault Bob Segula car-
ries Michigan's chief hopes, although
team mate Gene Moody also has
shown ability to withstand top-flight
competition. Segula has cleared 13
feet this season, and if he can do it
again, will be well up among the
leaders. Max Kelley completes the
trio of Michigan vaulters.
Michigan May Win Six
The Wolverines are in a position to
win at least six of the 12 events and
run up the largest team total in the
meet's history. Chief competition will
be furnished by Illinois, whom Michi-
gan decisively defeated in a dual
meet last Saturday, 66 3 to 373.
The meet will get underway at 7:30
(8:30 Eastern War Time) and should
be finished by 9:30. Preliminaries in
several events will be held Saturday
Former All-American
Sinkwicl, Takes Physical
ATLANTA Ga., March 8.-('P)-
Fireball Frankie Sinkwich, Detroit
Lions halfback, reported today for
his Selecttive Service pre-induction
physical examination but officials
indicated that results probably would
not be made known until tomorrow.
Sinkwich, former Georgia All-
America footballer, received a medi-
cal discharge from the Marine Corps
last fall.

T en Wrestlers
Are Awarded
Varsity Letters
Undefeated Grapplers
Honor Galles, Elect
Wilson Next Captain
Coach Ray Courtright issued ten
varsity awards and five reserve
awards to his undefeated wrestlers,
who copped the Big Ten title in
Evanston Feb. 19 after staving off a
late thrust by Purdue, thereby win-
ning their first conference title since
Varsity letters were given to the
following: Bob Reichert, Bob Gittins,
Lowell Oberly, Chip Warrick, George
Curtis, Hugh Wilson, Jim Galles,
John Greene, Bob Allen and George
Reserve awards were given to John.
King, Dick Freeman, George Darrow,
Phil Carlson and Ken Reese.
Team To Receive Gold Medals
This was the second undefeated
season, which includes dual meets
and the conference championship,
that a Wolverine wrestling team has
won in the history of the school.
Besides their major letter awards,
each member on the varsity squad
will receive a gold medal with the
imprint of a wrestler on it, signifi-
cant of their brilliant showing in
chalking up their first championship
in six years.J
Coach Courtright said of his team,
"I think the boys are to be congratu-
lated for the way that they went
through the season undefeated. This
great season can be summed up with
the fact that they worked hard all
year, and they deserved to win. It
was one of the finest groups of boys
thatI have ever come in contact
Wilson and Curtis Win Firsts
Hugh Wilson and George Curtis,
who won firsts in the finals at 155
and 145 pounds, respectively, paced
the Wolverines at Evanston, while
Johnny Greene and Lowell Oberly,
registered valuable points in second
position. Wilson, who was not too
impressive through the regular sea-
son, reached his peak at the finals,
and was not seriously threatened in
any of his matches, coming through
as a dark horse..
Jim Galles and Bob Reichert, only
undefeated men in the four dual
meets and favorites to capture Big
Ten titles, both lost out in the semi-
finals. Reichert was decisioned by
George DeLong of Illinois and Galles

was beaten by a hotly-contested
referee's decision, when it was ruled
that he scored an illegal body slam
on his opponent. This defeat must
have been bitter for Galles, who was
by far the best wrestler at the tour-
nament, and was an overwhelming
favorite to win his second Big Ten
Wolverines Win 4 Dual Meets
The Maize and Blue squad wound
up the regular season with four vic-
tories and no defeats, then going on
to win thenConference title. Ohio
State, Indiana, Purdue and Minne-
sota fell before the power of the
Wolverines in dual meets this year.
This season was climaxed at a ban-
quet held for the grapplers in the
Allenel Hotel shortly before the end
of last semester, where the team
selected Hugh Wilson to captain
them through the next season. John-
ny Greene presided as master of
ceremonies and gave Jim Galles a
picture of himself, which the team
bought for him, in high appreciation
of the valuable assistance he was to
the team, not only by his presence
there, but because of the invaluable
knowledge which he gave to the rest
of the team. This picture will be
placed as one more among the Mich-
igan Greats' in the wrestling room at
Yost Field House.

Honored by Squad

Ohio State Dominates
Big Ten All-Star Squad
Don Grate of Ohio Tops Scoring; Dave Strack,
Elroy Hirsch, King Given Honorable Mention


CHICAGO, March 8.-(--Placing
two men on the first team and one
on the second, Ohio State's Confer-
ence champions dominate the 1944
All-Star Big Ten basketball squads
selected by conference coaches for
the Associated Press.
Don Grate, 6 foot 2 inch Buckeye
sophomore who scored 172 points in
league competition, topped the vot-
ing with 16 points on a basis of two
points for first team choice and one
for second. He was named on all 10
The other Buckeye representative
on the No. 1 team is 6 foot 8 inch
center Arnold Risen, one of three
freshmen to gain a first team berth.
Risen .whipped in 174 points against
conference foes to finish fourth in
the individual scoring race.
Youngest player on the first squad
is Iowa's sensational freshman for-
ward, 18-year-old Dave Danner, who
tied with Ray Patterson of Wisconsin
for second place in scoring with 193
At the other forward is the only
veteran among the first five-North-
western's Otto Graham, also chosen
last year. A Navy V-5 student, he
was transferred to Colgate University
for aviation training after playing
only seven league contests.
Paul Hoffman, rugged 200 pound
Purdue freshman who netted 150
points in conference play, rounds out
the squad. He and Grate, both for-


wards, were stationed at guard in the
All-Star lineup to make room for for-
wards Danner and Graham.
Danner received 14 points, Hoff-
man and Risen 12 each and Graham
Four members of the second squad
missed first team selection by less
than three points. They were Iowa's
17-year-old freshman, Dick Ives, new
conference scoring champ with 208
points, and Bob Bowen of Ohio State,
chosen as forwards; center Patterson
and guard Russ Wendland of Wis-
consin. The other guard on the sec-
ond squad is Ben Schadler of North-
western. Wendland is a repeater,
having been selected last year.
Honorable mention: Michigan-
Strack, Hirsch, King; Ohio State-
Dugger, Houston; Northwestern -
Carle, Felt; Illinois-Patrick, Kirk;
Minnesota-Wright; Purdue-Haag;
Chicago-DeGraw; Indiana-Peed.
Pensive Comes in Second
MIAMI, Fla., March 8.-(P)-War-
ren Wright's Pensive looked more
like a Kentucky Derby colt today,
finishing with a burst of speed to
take second place in a Tropical Park
sprint against older horses.
The six furlong dash was won by
Jules Fink's four-year-old gelding
African Sun, but Pensive would have
won in another few yards.



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